"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious." - Albert Einstein
Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:39 AM
Steven Pete and his brother were born with congenital analgesia rendering them unable to feel pain.
BBC News said:
Steven Pete and his brother were born with the rare genetic disorder congenital analgesia. They grew up - in Washington state, US - with a sense of touch but, as he explains in his own words, without ever feeling pain.
The Human mind is an amazing thing, and regardless of how much evidence their is against something that you believe in, you will never stop believing.
Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:03 AM
King Fluffs, on 23 July 2012 - 09:49 AM, said:
I know someone who doesn't feel pain either.
Oh I know where this is going.
Unless your being serious.
My User Name is a loving memory of how much I want to know about the worlds secrets, that I forgot to look up the definition of "skeptical" before I made my account. "How can that which is undead, which is dead, come back from the dead?"
I have heard that this is one of the reasons leprosy sufferers get disfigured, they lose the feeling in their extremities and can wound or burn themselves without knowing it.
Also it is true that pain and touch are registered differently by the brain. I had minor out patient surgery on my arm and could feel them stitching up the incision, but no pain because they had numbed the area first. It was an interesting, if disturbing, experience.
I understand the necessity for pain, but surely it doesn't need to be as intense as it is, sometimes. I mean, look at a toothache, or if you just whack your finger with a hammer. It's over the top! And yet, an aneurysm, say, or decreasing blood sugar levels - both life threatening - have no intense pain at all!